big data

  • Hortonworks Acquires Onyara, Early Startup With Roots In NSA

    Hortonworks Acquires Onyara, Early Startup With Roots In NSA

    Hortonworks, the big data company built on Hadoop, bought early-stage startup Onyara today. The company, which launched at the end of last year, has its roots in the NSA — yes that NSA. The Onyara engineers worked at the NSA for 8 years helping to develop a technology that would later be known as Apache NiFi. The NSA released the technology to the open source community last year as… Read More

  • Big Data Vendor BlueData Announces $20M Round And Intel Partnership

    Big Data Vendor BlueData Announces $20M Round And Intel Partnership

    BlueData, a company that helps customers generate virtualized big data clusters, announced a $20 million Series C round and a partnership with Intel today. Intel Capital led the round. Also participating were Amplify Partners, Atlantic Bridge, Ignition Partners, as well as a strategic investor who chose to remain anonymous. As part of the deal, Doug Fisher, senior vice president of Intel… Read More

  • Retail Analytics Startup IntelligenceNODE Raises $4M From NEA And Orios

    Retail Analytics Startup IntelligenceNODE Raises $4M From NEA And Orios

    Mumbai-based IntelligenceNODE, a big data analytics startup that serves retailers, is eyeing expansion in the U.S. after raising $4 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates and Orios Venture Partners. The company plans also plans to hire more engineers and data scientists to build its platform, which helps brands figure out the best merchandising strategies for their products. Read More

  • Datameer Bags $40M Round Led By Singapore Investment Firm

    Datameer Bags $40M Round Led By Singapore Investment Firm

    Datameer, the big data analytics company built on Hadoop, announced a $40 million Series E round today led by ST Telemedia, an investment firm based in Singapore. Top Tier Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Redpoint Ventures, Next World Capital and Software AG also participated. Today’s investment brings the total raised to over $76 million. The company… Read More

  • The Boom, Not Doom, Of Market Failure Crunch Network

    The Boom, Not Doom, Of Market Failure

    While it might seem that the disruption du jour is all anybody is ordering these days — making innovation, growth and new value seem like insurmountable things — businesses should focus on where they can find value most quickly. Three common challenges plague companies today: non-consumption, organizational friction and market failure. However, such unexpected failures provide… Read More

  • IBM Buying Merge Healthcare For $1B To Bring Medical Image Analysis To Watson Health

    IBM Buying Merge Healthcare For $1B To Bring Medical Image Analysis To Watson Health

    IBM announced a huge deal today, agreeing to pay a billion dollars for Merge Healthcare, a medical imaging company it plans to fold into the Watson Health unit. Merge’s technology is in use in 7500 healthcare facilities in the US, according to information supplied by IBM. The firm processes billions of images such as x-rays, MRIs and CT scans with 30 billion images processed to-date… Read More

  • GE Adds Infrastructure Services To Internet Of Things Platform

    GE Adds Infrastructure Services To Internet Of Things Platform

    GE announced today that it was expanding its Predix Internet of Things platform to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The IaaS market is dominated by Amazon Web Services with many others, including Microsoft, Google and IBM vying for a piece of the action. GE hopes to differentiate itself from these companies by offering infrastructure services specifically tuned to the needs… Read More

  • How Businesses Are Leveraging Public Data To Reach Target Audiences Crunch Network

    How Businesses Are Leveraging Public Data To Reach Target Audiences

    It’s no secret that the growth of publicly available data, or open data, is more prevalent than ever. From government databases, such as those aggregated by Data.gov, to data made available via tools such as Google Places API — the public has access to an overwhelming amount of information. Read More

  • Data Privacy Just Makes Good Business Sense

    Data Privacy Just Makes Good Business Sense

    A few years ago in an interview with Forbes, Tim O’Reilly famously said, “The Guy With The Most Data Wins.” It seems his statement was prescient, or perhaps organizations took it a bit too seriously and have been collecting as much data as they can ever since. Yet all of this data gathering comes with a host of ethical, moral and legal issues around ownership and… Read More

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